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International Talent Internship Scheme

The International Talent Internship Scheme provides you with the opportunity to achieve paid short-term work experience in the UK. If you’re an international student, this is an exciting opportunity to build your skills and experience in a professional work environment.

You can find your own internship with a range of businesses in the UK including public sector organisations, small and medium-sized businesses, start- up companies and large employers in any sector of industry. This is a great opportunity to make yourself and your skills known to a range of companies. The International Talent team will also list internship opportunities on InfoHub (login required) that you can apply for.

You’ll be paid a minimum of £600 for 74 working hours or £1,200 for 148 working hours. There are a number of different internship modes possible within the scheme, including both full time and part time working patterns.

Your visa

You can check the modes that you are eligible for using the information listed below. These depend on your study status and the conditions attached to your visa.

If you take part in this scheme, you are responsible for ensuring that it will not be in breach of any conditions attached to your visa. Should you wish to seek further advice before taking part in our scheme please contact the UWE Bristol Immigration Advice Team.

Eligibility

Your eligibility depends on whether you're an undergraduate or postgraduate student.

Undergraduate international student eligibility

As an undergraduate international student, you're eligible for all the internship modes listed below:

  • 74 hours over two weeks (full-time)
  • 74 hours over four weeks (part-time)
  • 74 hours over eight weeks (part- time)
  • 148 hours over four weeks (full-time)
  • 148 hours over eight weeks (part-time)

Postgraduate international student eligibility

As a postgraduate international student, you're eligible for all the internship modes listed below:

  • 74 hours over four weeks (part-time)
  • 74 hours over eight weeks (part-time)
  • 148 hours over eight weeks (part-time)

Please note:  Postgraduate students are not eligible for the 74-hour or 148-hour full-time schemes.

About the internship

  • If you take part in this scheme you are responsible for ensuring that it will not be in breach of any conditions attached to your visa.
  • You can apply for internships from Wednesday 6 February 2019.
  • Your working hours must be one of the below, depending on the internship option you've chosen:
    • 74 hours over two weeks full-time internship: Internships must start between Monday 28 June 2019 and Monday 26 August 2019. The last date to confirm this internship mode with UWE Bristol is Friday 19 August 2019. 
    • 74 hours over four weeks part-time internship: Internships must start between Monday 27 May 2019 and Monday 12 August 2019. The last date to confirm this internship mode with UWE Bristol is Monday 5 August 2019. 
    • 74 hours over eight weeks part time internship: Internships must start between Monday 27 May 2019 and Monday 15 July 2019. The last date to confirm this internship mode with UWE Bristol is Monday 8 July 2019.
    • 148 hours over four weeks full-time internship: Internships must start between Friday 28 June 2019 and Monday 12 August 2019. The last date to confirm this internship mode with UWE Bristol is Monday 5 August 2019. 
    • 148 hours over eight weeks part-time internship: Internships must start between Monday 27 May 2019 and Monday 15 July 2019. The last date to confirm this internship mode with UWE Bristol is Monday 8 July 2019.
  • Companies can choose to employ you for longer if they wish. However, if you agree to that you are responsible for ensuring that this will not be in breach of any conditions attached to your visa.
  • If you choose a full or part-time internship lasting 74 working hours you will be paid a minimum of £600 during your internship. Your employer will make this payment.
  • If you choose a full or part-time internship lasting 148 working hours you'll be paid a minimum of £1,200 during your internship. Your employer will make this payment.
  • The last dates to confirm your internship will vary depending on the mode you choose.
  • The last day to complete an internship is the 6th September 2019.
  • Your internship must be based in the UK.
  • The company you intern with can be with any employer based in the UK– small, large, private or public sector and from any sector of industry.
  • You cannot undertake an internship with an employer that you have previously worked for in any paid capacity.
  • You can only complete one UWE Bristol International Talent internship between 27th May 2019 and 6th September 2019.
  • You must be employed by the business and not self-employed.

Benefits to doing an internship

An internship will give you:

  • valuable, high-quality work experience
  • insight, knowledge and the opportunity to develop skills
  • an enhanced CV
  • a competitive advantage in the job market
  • a way to build up a network of useful contacts
  • increased confidence
  • an opportunity to apply knowledge gained during your studies
  • the chance to broaden your career options by getting experience in a sector that isn’t directly related to your degree.

Applying for internships

All opportunities sourced by us will be listed on InfoHub (login required). However, you can also find your own internship by approaching companies speculatively. Once you’ve found somewhere, the company should contact our International Talent Team at international.talent@uwe.ac.uk to formalise the arrangement.

Log in to Info Hub

You can see International Talent internships within InfoHub. Log in and then:

  1. type key words ‘International Talent’ in the Search Vacancies toolbar
  2. click ‘Find vacancies’ 
  3. a list of International Talent opportunities will appear – look for opportunities that include ‘UWE Bristol International Talent Internship Scheme 2019’ in the job title
  4. apply for the internship you are interested in.

CV and interview help

If you need assistance with your CV, covering letter or interview preparation you can:

What do I do after confirming my internship?

Complete and return the internship agreement

If you get an internship offer, the company will tell us and a copy of our internship agreement will be sent to you.

You’ll need to confirm the required details and your eligibility to work. Once we’ve received these details from both you and your employer, we’ll countersign the agreement and send you with a scanned copy of the internship agreement.

Read our information pack

We’ll send you an information pack before your start date with guidance on how to make your internship a successful experience.

Complete your evaluation forms

We’ll send you a feedback form midway through your internship. As detailed in the internship agreement, it’s essential that you complete this.

Frequently asked questions

International Talent Internship Scheme FAQs

Contact the UWE Bristol Internships Team

If you have any further questions, please contact the UWE Bristol Internships Team at uweinternships@uwe.ac.uk or on +44(0)117 32 85353.

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